How to Make Tea Taste Good for Dad on Fathers’ Day…
Dads love fresh-brewed ice tea too. Whether it is hot tea or iced tea, you can use the same tea, just add ice for iced-tea and the process is the same.
Add freshly-drawn water to the kettle and bring to a boil. (See boiling trivia below)
For black tea, use the boiling water right away. For green tea, wait around 30-45 seconds.
Steep for a minute to several minutes. The common theory is 1.5 to 3 minutes for green tea and 3 to 5 minutes for black. It’s okay to play with your tea. Don’t listen to your parents. Practice makes perfect.
Add your cream/milk and sugar/honey and whatever else you want. It’s YOUR tea!
Wait a few minutes to allow the tea to cool, then enjoy!
A little tea trivia – What is the boiling temperature of fresh water at normal atmospheric pressure? Well, that all depends on where it’s being boiled. In Los Angeles, it boils at 212° F (100° C), but in the beautiful Mile High City of Denver, with an elevation of 5,280 feet above sea level, it’s a different story at 202F° (about 94.5° C). The reason is that at higher elevations, the surrounding air pressure tends to be lower, and water vapor (steam) escapes more readily at a slightly lower temperature. That 10 degrees can make a difference, and when you go to one of our higher-altitude communities, it makes an even greater difference – to some folks. But I’ll bet you really can’t tell the difference. I know I can’t, and I’m a teaholic!